The United Nations on April 1 announced a global partnership in which Chinese tech firm Tencent will host and provide technical support for large-scale online global dialogue -- including on the coronavirus -- through Tencent's VooV Meeting, WeChat Work, and Tencent Artificial Intelligence Simultaneous Interpretation. The firm has a history of collaborating with Chinese state monitoring and censorship.
China’s propaganda drive to rewrite the narrative surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak took a bizarre turn this week when a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, tweeted that “it might be the US army” that brought the coronavirus to China.
China's state media, initially on the defensive for a perceived slow response to the coronavirus epidemic, now tells the world to thank China for curbing its spread.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) this month revised its criteria in measuring emerging economies, removing China from its list of "developing countries" eligible for preferential treatment in trade matters.
A livestreamed video of a man loading protective masks into black government vehicle next to a Red Cross warehouse in Wuhan sparked outrage online in China, where the coronavirus outbreak has tested public faith in their government.
China's response to the coronavirus epidemic has rare drawn criticism of Xi Jinping's top-down leadership style.
President Tsai Ing-wen swept to a landslide victory in Taiwan's presidential elections over a candidate favored by Beijing, in a campaign marked by threats, infiltration and saber-rattling by China.
Dozens of students staged a rare protest at Shanghai’s Fudan University against the amended charter. Fudan removed references to academic freedom and replaced them with a pledge of loyalty to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Yu Yan, the wife of detained rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, has called on forum delegates to speak out about her husband’s detention.
The move is part of a campaign to increase China’s reliance on home-grown technologies.
Beijing has attacked the bills, saying they interfere in China’s internal affairs.
Pro-democracy candidates won an overwhelming majority of the district council seats up for grabs in Sunday’s vote.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires an annual review of Hong Kong’s human rights situation and sanctions against officials linked to rights abuses in the city. Beijing has threatened retaliation if President Trump signs the bill into law.